More than 2,000 vacancies will be on offer at a jobs fair at City Hall next Thursday (19 October).
Bristol City Council, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and partners such as the National Careers Service, N-Gaged Training and City of Bristol College are expecting up to 60 employers at their pre-Christmas jobs fair.
Confirmed employers include, North Bristol NHS Trust (Southmead), Total Security, Travelodge, Unit movements, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust , Wilko, Costa Coffee and DHL/The Range.
Employers will have a range of full and part-time vacancies as well as temporary vacancies just before Christmas. There will also be opportunities to talk to them about training courses and the new apprenticeships which are available for all ages. There will be advisors on hand to help support visitors during the day.
Councillor Claire Hiscott, Cabinet Member for education and skills, said: “Attending the jobs fair is a productive way to meet many different companies in a short space of time. Talking to potential employers face to face can give you a better sense of what a job would be like and also helps to break the ice in future interviews.
“As a Learning City we are always looking for ways to help people learn new skills and at this event we have brought together a range of experts who can make a real difference to support people’s efforts to get work. If jobseekers take full advantage of what is on offer at this jobs fair, they could be in work within a week or two.”
Adrian Carr, Employer Account Manager from the Department for Work and Pensions, said: “We work closely with the council and others to bring together employers with vacancies to fill and people who want a job. Our joint jobs fairs offer job-hunters a wonderful opportunity to meet and talk to a wide range of employers at one time and in one place. Some employers are now also offering temporary vacancies for their busy Christmas period and this opens up even more opportunities to job-hunters.”
The fair takes place at City Hall, College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TR on Thursday 19 October from 10am to 2pm.
For more information, including a list of which companies will be there, visit: http://ways2work.org.uk/employment-support/events/city-hall-jobs-fair/